A live-action film adaptation of Aya Nakaharait is (Love Comalso known as Nice complex) romantic manga Otona Najimi will be released in Japan on May 12, 2023. It will be his third work, after Love Com and Lady na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai, to be adapted in live-action. Filming is already over.
The manga was serialized in Shueisha Cocohana’s monthly josei manga magazine from 2019 to 2021 and later compiled into eight tankobon volumes. The publisher describes its synopsis as follows:
Kaede Kagaya and Haru Aoyama live next door and have known each other since childhood. They started living alone, but for various reasons they live side by side again. Kaede always liked Haru, but nothing happened. In order to let go of her feelings for Haru, Kaede starts dating the manager of a bento shop, but to her surprise, he’s a married man! She is pushed into a corner, but Haru helps her and she avoids getting bogged down. Haru also helps him deal with the large amount of Chinese cabbage he ordered by mistake…Haru is currently unemployed after a fight with his boss over the sexual harassment of a co-worker. Kaede loves her even in this situation, but where does her one-sided love go…?
Hiroto Takahashiwho worked on a live-action film adaptation of Risa Konno Mune ga Naru no wa Kimi no Sei sjoujo manga in 2021, serves as director on a screenplay of Erika Yoshida (BOCCHI THE ROCK! series composition writer). Model/actress Rinka Kumada is cast as the main heroine Kaede Kagaya, while Mizuki Inoue (member of Johnny & Associates boy idol group HiHi Jets) plays his love interest Haru Aoyama.
— 映画『おとななじみ』公式 (@otonanajimi) October 23, 2022
Tankobon manga cover 1st volume:
Source: Official website of the action movie “Otona Najimi” / Twitter
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